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Community Colleges Small Business center
The North Carolina Community College Small
Business Center Network (SBCN) celebrates your
local small businesses during National Small
Business Week, May 1-7. #DreamSmallBiz.
"The success of small businesses is very impor
tant to Forsyth Toch," says Allan Younger, director of
the Small Business Center, Forsyth Tech. "We have a
variety of activities planned during National Small
Business Week that will reinforce our
commitment. In addition to National Small Business
Week, we are positioned to support small businesses
Every year since 1963, the President of the United
States has issued a proclamation announcing National
Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical
contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small
business owners. More than half of Americans either
own or work for a small business, and they create
about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each
A small business is defined by the Small Business
Administration as one with 500 or less employees.
Small businesses have generated over 65 percent of
new jobs since 1995. '
For more information, contact Allan Younger,
director, Small Business Center, Forsyth Tech, at
336.757.3804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing Authority of Winston-Salem receives
On April 5 the Piedmont Triad Apartment
Association (PTAA) held its annual Diamond Awards
banquet to celebrate and acknowledge the "best of the
best" in the Triad's multi-family housing industry.
This year, the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem
received the PTAA's Diamond Award for the Best
Affordable Housing Community of the Year in recog
nition of the Oaks at Tenth "Step Up" housing loca
tion. This is the second Diamond Award for the
Housing Authority of Winston-Salem. Thp first one
was awarded to the Townview Apartments communi
ty in 2011 for the "Best Turnaround Property."
Forsyth Tech administrator, student earn top
A Forsyth Tech administrator and student have
received top honors from the North Carolina
Cooperative Education Association (NCCEA). Beth
Agnello, director of Forsyth Tech's Work-Based
Learning and Manufacturing Skills Certification pro
Jon A. Young
member of the
of ' Forsyth
accounting program, received the William D. Weston
Co-Op Student of the Year award. The awards were
given out recently during the association's annual
conference in Greensboro. Work-Based Learning
(Internships) allows degree-seeking students to inte
grate classroom study with supervised, work-related
learning in an actual work environment. Students
benefit by gaining valuable field experience and
receiving college credit.
Founders Society honors Dr. Charles Stinson
On April 11, Dr. Charles Stinson was recognized
as the 2016 distinguished physician by the Founders
Society, a giving society that provides support for
patients and facilities through Novant Health
Foundation Forsyth Medical Center.
The Founders Society's Distinguished Physician
Award was established to provide the society with a
way to support and recognize physicians for their
work with patients and their families beihg cared for
at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. This award
recognizes physicians who provide exceptional med
ical care that supports the vision of improving the
health of the community, one person at a time.
Forsyth Humane Society announces change
and honors retiring board members
At its 2016 Annual Meeting held April 11 at
Reynolda Church, Forsyth Humane Society (l-HS)
membership voted in a new Executive Committee for
fiscal year 2016-2017. Serving are:
?Presidents Mark Uren, vice president, Resource
Development of United Way of Forsyth County
?Vice President: Kevin Nunley, senior vice presi
dent at First Tennessee Bank
Treasurer: Melinda Mueller, Certified Public
Accountant, Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP
?Secretary: Christine Simonson, director of edu
cation, Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
?At-Large: Chris Megginson, Owner, Carolina's
Vineyards & Hops
?At-Large: Toriya Sparks, DVM, Oldtown
FHS also honored four retiring board members
for their service:
?Kathleen Cannon, information architect and
independent contractor, has dedicated 10 years'of
service to FHS. Her leadership roles have included
?terms as board president and nominating committee
?Amanda Creamer, attorney, Craig? Jenkins
Liipfert & Walker, has served for four years. During
that time she has provided legal counsel and served as
Development Committee chairwoman.
?Adam Duke, attorney. Bell Davis & Pitt, has
served for three years. In addition to providing legal
counsel he has served as an Executive Committee
member and secretary.
?Mitch Spindel, DVM and owner. Animal Ark
Veterinary Hospital, has dedicated nine years of serv
ice to FHS. He served as Building Committee chair,
guiding FHS in their search for, purchase of, and con
struction of their new home at 4881 Country Club
FHS also honored Julia Toone, executive director,
Family Services of Davidson County, for her leader- *?
ship' as Board president during the 2015-2016 fiscal
year. During her term FHS achieved its capital cam
paign goai of $3.8M and began of their new home.
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Today, April 28 - Kalvin
Michael Smith documentary
Keith Barber, a student in the
Master of Fine Arts degree program
in Film & Media Studies at UNCG,
will hold the first public screening of
his thesis film, "Ordinary Injustice,"
which tells the story of Kalvin
Michael Smith and his fight for jus
tice, today, April 28, 7-9 p.m?
Hanesbrands Theatre, 251 N. Spruce
St. Doors open at 6:45 pjn. There
will be a meet &? greet in the theater
lobby from 7-7:30 p.m. Film screen
ing will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
and will be followed by a Q&A ses
sion from 8:15 to 9 p.m.
Today, April 28 ? Planting
Native Trees for Arbor Day
Old Salem presents "Planting
Native Trees for Arbor Day" today,
Thursday, April 28, noon - 1 pjn., in
the Wachovia Room, Old Salem
Visitor Center,-900 Old Salem Road.
In observance of Arbor Day on April
29, come leam about native Piedmont
tree species and when and where to
plant them. Presented by Certified
Arborist Toby Bost. Attendees may
bring lutich; beverages provided. To
pre-register for any workshop, please
email email@example.com or call
336-721-7357 (please leave a mes
sage if no one answers) to register. To
join Friends of the Gardens, call 336
Today, April 28 - Panel discus
sion, "Civil Rights Activism in
Today, Thursday, April 28, 5:30
p.m.. New Winston Museum, 713 S.
Marshall St., will present the quarter
ly Salon Series panel discussion,
"Civil Rights Activism in Winston
Salem: Local 22 and Law
Enforcement." Special guests Dr.
Robert Korstad (author of Civil
Rights Unionism) and Richard Koritz
(son of Philip Koritz, Local 22 direc
tor, and board member for the
International Civil Rights Center &
Museum in Greensboro) will discuss
the union's activity in Winston
Salem. The discussion will be moder
ated by Alex Harris, a Salem College
student and North Carolina native.
This event will be the first of a three
part salon series on twentieth century
civil rights activism in Winston
Salem. This event is free and open to
the public. Additional parking is
available in the Old Salem Visitors
Today, April 28 - An Evening
with the National Parks
Ansel Adams and Advocacy: An
Evening with the National Parks
Conservation in association with the
Reynolda House MuSeum of
American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road,
will be presented today, Thursday,
from 6-8 p.m. For more informa
tion, visit www.cityofws.org and
search for. "Historic Resources
April 29 - Techniques for
Nothing tastes better than a home
grown vine-ripe tomato. On April 29
from noon to 1 pm. at the Forsyth
County Cooperative Extension, 1450
Fairchild Rd., learn best techniques
including soil preparation, planting,
fertilizing, pruning, staking, and vari
ety selection. Both heirloom and
hybrid varieties that do well here in
the Piedmont will be discussed.
Preventing and treating common
tomato diseases and insects will also
be included in the program.
Extension Master Gardener
Volunteer, Wallace Williamson will
present the program. Bring your
lunch and learn about growing your
own vegetables during your lunch
hour; beverages will be
provided. Class is free but registra
tion required. Register by email at
coop-ext-registration <? forsyth ,cc or
April 30 - Hammerbird 5k and
one mile walk/run
The Hammerbird 5K and one
mile walk/run to benefit Habitat for
Humanity will be held on Saturday,
April 30, with the one-mile walk
beginning at 8:30 ajn. and the 5k run
beginning at 9 a.m. The run will start
at Kimberely Park Elementary
School, walk or run through the his
toric Boston-Thurmond neighbor
hood, and pass by over 70 new and
renovated Habitat homes. Proceeds
from the Hammerbird 5K will be
used to build safe, decent, and afford
able homes for deserving Habitat
partner families. For more informa
tion, go to wwwiiabitatforsyth.org.
April 30 - Forsyth Humane
Society's Mutt Strut 5k
Run, walk or roll on over to
Forsyth Humane Society's Mutt Strut
5k on April 30. You may participate
with or without a canine companion.
5k registration is $30 and "phantom"
runners are welcome at $20. The 5k
will be followed by a Puppy Pageant
for dogs of all ages to shoWfcase a
costume or a talent; pageant partici
pation is only $10. Join us at the
Lewisville Shopping Center next to
the Town Square on Shallowford Rd.
from 9 a.m.- lp.m. to enjoy the race,
the pageant, music, a bounce house,
booths by local businesses and spon-'
sors, and an awesome raffle. 100% of
the proceeds benefit Forsyth Humane
Society. For more information
April 30 - Out of the Darkness
Salem College is holding the sec
ond Out of the Darkness Campus
Walk on Saturday, April 30. The
community is invited to walk, volun
teer, and/or donate. The goal of the
walk is to increase the racial, ethnic,
and cultural diversity of community
events that address suicide, self-harm
and mental health. The event will
also have snacks, live entertainment
and organizations with display tables.
For more information, contact Kimya
Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 919-710-0288.
April 30 - Annual Walk MS
Join the hundreds of people who
are ?expected to walk -to raise money
to support research to end MS forever
at the Annual Walk MS: Winston
Salem on April 30 at Wake Forest
University BB&T Field Parking Lot.
Registration begins at 8 are. and the
walk begins at 10 a.m. Walk MS is an
opportunity for people living with
MS-and those who care about them to
connect, join together, be inspired
and raise critical funds for the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Participants can choose from 1 or 1.5
mile frilly accessible routes. For
more information, visit
www.walkMScarolinas.org, call 1
855-372-1331 or email: fundraising
support@ nmss .org.
April 30 - Workshop for com
munity health improvement out
The Freedom Tree at IDR has
developed a four-hour educational
opportunity to help community mem
bers, government officials, and gov
ernment employees improve their
ability to work together on the
improvement of community health
outcomes. The first offering of this
workshop/webinar is scheduled on
Saturday, April 30, from noon to 4:30
pm. in the computer laboratory of the
S.G. Atkins Community
Enterprise Center, located at 1922 S.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Please go
ing-opportunities/vd83p for registra
tion and fee information. Together,
we can make all communities flour
ish. Please join us!
April 30 - BSW Music Fund
All lovers of music are invited to
the nonprofit BSW Music Fund event
on Saturday, April 30, 3-7 p.m., at
Rupert Bell Community Center, 1501
Mt. Zion Place. Come meet and greet
other music enthusiasts and share
your business cards and flyers about
your musical talents and programs.
Suggested donation at the door is $1
youth and $10 adults. All proceeds
benefit WSSU's nonprofit Belinda
Staten Womack Endowed Memorial
Music Scholarship Fund.
Accepting applications now -
Juneteenth Festival's call for artists
Triad Cultural Arts is seeking per
formers, choirs, dance teams, spoken
word artists, craftsmen, artists,
authors and vendors for the annual
Juneteenth Festival to be held
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter,
which will include Biotech Place and
Bailey Park in Winston-Salem.
Interested persons should apply
online www.triadculture.org or call
Now through May 31 -
Winston-Salem Writers will be
accepting entries '?
Winston-Salem Writers will be
accepting entries for the 2016 Flying
South competition from March 1
through May 31. There will be
$2,000 in prizes awarded. Best in cat
egory winners will be published in
Flying South and will receive $500
each. The Winston-Salem Writers
President's Favorite will also receive
$500. Entries are accepted for fiction,
nonfiction and poetry and all entries
will be considered for publication.
For details on submitting visit
Now through May 31 -
Scholarship applications accepted
Professional Women of Winston
Salem (PWWS) is making a scholar
ship available for single, employed
mothers who are working to complete
a college degree. Applicants must
live or attend school in Forsyth
County, NC. The $1500 scholarship
will be awarded in the fall of 2016.
Go to https://www.pwws.org/scholar
ship-fund-donation/ to complete an
application online. All applications
must be received by 5/31/16.
May I - Historic Preservation
Month Kkk-off Event
Tour two local historic landmark
properties. The Blair House at 210 S.
Cheny St. and Hylehurst at 224 S.
Cherry St. on Sunday, May 1, from 4
- 6 p jn., to kick off a month-long cel
ebration of Historic Preservation
Month. For more information, visit
www.cityofws.org and search for
"Historic Resources Commission."
May 2 - Kernersville
Community Blood Drive .
A community blood drive will be
held on May 2 at the Kernersville
Family YMCA, 1113 W. Mountain
St., Kernersville, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
For more information, call 704-972
4700 or go to www.cbcc.us to make
May 3 - Crisis Control
Ministry Hope du Jour
Dine out on May 3 at participat
ing restaurants that donate 10% of
sales on May 3 to Crisis Control
Ministry, Forsyth County's largest
nonprofit emergency assistance
provider. For a list of participating
May 3 - Making Sense of the
An exhibitiop focused on the
worker experience inside the former
RJ. Reynolds Tobacco factories.
Presentation by J. Howell Smith,
WFU Emeritus faculty, and reception
will be held on May 3 from 6 - 7:30
p.m., Wake Forest Biotech Place, 575
N. Patterson Ave. For more informa
tion, visit www.cityofws.org and
search for "Historic Resources
May 4 - Old Salem Lunch and
Lunch and Learn topic "The
Salem in Winston-Salem" will be pre
sented by Martha Hartley, Research
and Planning Division of Restoration,
on May 4 at noon, the Old Salem
Visitor Center, Gray Auditorium, 900
Old Salem Rd. For more informa
tion, visit www.cityofws.org and
search for "Historic Resources
May 5,6 & 7 - Annual Used
The Shepherd's Center of Greater
Winston-Salem will hold its 29th
Annual Used Book Sale on Thursday,
May 5 and Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, May 7
from 8 a.m. to 2 pjn. Parking and
Admission are FREE! The sale will
be held in the Education Building at
.the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.
Entrance for parking is through Gate
5 from Deacon Blvd. There will be
thousands of used books and other
items on hand at exceptional prices.
All proceeds of the sale benefit the
ministjy's programs and services for
older adults in our community. For
more information contact the
Shepherd's Center at 748-0217 or
May 6 - 8 - "Journey of Honor"
musical and ballet performance
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet
presents Journey of Honor, a musical
and balletic celebration of our nation
and the sacrifice, courage, and faith
fulness of her armed service members
and their families on May 6 - 8 at
Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce
St. A live choral ensemble will
accompany the ballet. Performances
run from May 6-7 at 8 p.m. and May
8 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased
at the Hanesbrands Theatre, by call
ing 336-747-1414, or by visiting
www.winstonsalemfesti valballet .org.
Ticket prices range from $19.75
$34.75, including student rush tickets
(available 15 minutes prior to the
shpw with valid student ID).
May 6 - 22 - The Stained Glass
The Stained Glass Playhouse,
4401 Indiana Ave., presents the com
edy, "Dearly Beloved," a comedy
takes us to the small town of Fayro,
Texas, for an over-the-top, "Gone
with the Wind" - themed wedding.
This laugh-out-loud romp down the
aisle is filled with love, sisterhood,
300 pounds of Texas barbeque, and a
missing bride. Performances will be
held on May 6,7,13,14,20,21 at 8
p.m. and on May 8, 15, 22 at 3 p.m.
Adults - $16, Seniors - $13, Students
- $11. Tickets are available
at www.stainedglassplayhouse.org or
by calling 336-499-1010.
May 7 - Walk to Defeat ALS
The Walk to Defeat ALS will be
held on Saturday, May 7, at Bridger
Field House at BB&T Stadium. Wake
Forest Baptist is home to one of five
ALS Centers in the state, with this
walk being a crucial part of the fight
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